Gregory Livingston

undefined GREGORY LIVINGSTON (NYC, USA) born in Washington & grew up in NYC has studied vocal music and went on to receive his BFA in Dance & Choreography from the State University of NY at Purchase. Since 1991, he has been working nationally and internationally as a dancer, teacher & choreographer & assistant in Asia, Europe & the USA and since 2001 is a Certified Acupressure Massage Therapist (CAMT).

Gregory has danced for & in works from choreographers such as Ismael Ivo, Jean Renshaw, Roberto Galvan, Rui Horta, Joseph Tmim, Willy Tsao, Helen Lai, Lin Hwai Min, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Eleo Pomare and Dorothy Blakely.

In 2006, he choreographed the Opera Carmen for the chorus of the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 2007, he was a "visiting professor" at KNUA (Korean National University of Arts) in Seoul and is a permanent guest faculty at the NYIDE (NY Institute of Dance & Education). In 2008, he has taught modern classes for the Iwanson School, the first Sommerlabor at Mousonturm in Frankfurt, Germany and ballet for the Akram Khan dancers of the National Ballet of China as well as company class for the productions "Dona Flor" and "The Emporer's New Clothes" at Stadttheater Fuerth, Germany in which he also danced.
In 2009, Gregory started the year at SEAD, where he taught modern, intro to choreography and composition, returning there in April to teach ballet and taking the rehearsal direction for the Bodhi Project, SEAD's Company. In between teaching at SEAD, he taught for a "Dance in Schools" Project from the Tanzlabor_21 in conjunction with the VHS Ruesselsheim. Other teaching jobs brought him to: the theater scientists at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, teaching modern and improvisation; Frankfurt for the Tanzlabor_21; the Rotterdam dance academy, Codarts; Tanzplan Hamburg for K3 at Kampnagel; NYIDE and its summer dance festival. In summer 2009, Gregory did a further education at the Limon Institute Summer Seminar for Dance Educators in NYC.

2010 begins with teaching at the Folkhögskola Härnösand; Danslinje in northern Sweden from January-March, where he is teaching ballet, modern, improv, composition, theory, as well as choreographing on the students. He returns to Germany to continue on with a "Dance in Schools" project, this time in Offenbach. Some of his upcoming engagements this year will be with Tanzlabor_21 and Neuer Tanz in Frankfurt at Mousonturm, NYDF/NYIDE and ProArt in Prague.